Health CS Susan Nakhumicha has ordered the transfer of Matisi OCS John Thuo.
Speaking on Saturday during the burial of Joseph Maranga in Trans Nzoia, the CS ordered the transfer over the rising cases of insecurity in the area.
The CS told mourners that the President William Ruto administration has taken a ‘one government approach’, giving her the power to make sweeping decisions and only report actions taken to the relevant minister.
“We are using the one government approach. That means that when I stand here, I’m representing President William Ruto’s government and I am ordering the transfer of Matisi OCS,” she said.
“If the county commandant is here or wherever he is, let the message reach him that the CS has said that by tomorrow, the Matisi OCS should be out of here. I will just go and report to my colleague (Interior CS Kithure) Kindiki the action I’ve taken.”
According to Article 245(4) of the Constitution, the Cabinet secretary responsible for police services may lawfully give a direction to the Inspector General with respect to any matter of policy for the National Police Service.
It says no person may give a direction to the Inspector General with respect to the investigation of any particular offence or offences, the enforcement of the law against any particular person or persons or the employment, assignment, promotion, suspension or dismissal of any member of the National Police Service.
The law further says any direction given to the Inspector General by the Cabinet secretary responsible for police services under clause (4), or any direction given to the Inspector General by the Director of Public Prosecutions under Article 157(4), shall be in writing.Email your news TIPS to Editor@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254707482874